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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 9:35 am 
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Location: Meaford, Ont.
Two weeks ago I busted a spring in the trigger of a QB78. Made a new one out of a spring I had in my tool room which was the exact size. Three days ago my main Airhawk I shoot daily jammed up, grinding and had to tear it apart. Trigger fell apart on me. Got it all repaired after about 5 tries and shooting well again. I see it was slowly degrading and thought It was me. Crash coarse of learning of Airguns recently. My guns are older and most get shot on a daily basis but during lockdown some are shot 6 or 7 hours strait. I am now thinking about parts guns as a "just in case". I am glad I stockpile so many pellets long ago and when I used a tin I would usually replace it and get a few extra. I would be super bored in lockdown with not being able to shoot.

Anyone else breaking guns from the amount of shooting during Covid-19?

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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 9:57 am 
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Nope, business as usual for me. The best part of my job: Flexible hours and work from home. The worst part of my job: Flexible hours and work from home. With lock down, seems I'm always in work-ready mode. Now that spring is here, I hope to start shooting again and enjoying the outdoors. Back in the teens (2012-2015) I was shooting a tin of 500 every day. In around '17 I was down to a tin a year, slowly since late '19 to date I'm back up to a tin a month, although in Feb, Mar I was at a tin a week, and that's through maybe 5 or 6 rifles, so no one gets the full amount. I must say in 10 solid years of shooting, tinkering and tuning, I have never had a broken spring. Only had to change seals on QB78's, breach seals and piston seals on B18/19s. Maybe I just don't shoot any one of them enough to wear it out, or continual maintenance, tightening, lubing staves off damage. I know at least one rifle I sold to a forum member required some maintenance 2 years after he got it. I put maybe a couple tins through it in 5-6 years he probably put 10 tins through in 2 years. That said, i enjoy the tuning way more than the shooting. :drinkers:

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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 9:58 am 
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I busted my Crosman 357, while Crosman didn't have any parts. R&R had them. So should be back together end of the next week.


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 11:11 pm 
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Still working myself, haven't had a day out in a while all the ranges are closed in the Hamilton area. With the wife home the basement range is shut down as well, haha.
Be safe


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 12:32 pm 
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Location: P.G. B.C.
Still retired. Scope arrived from Wes yesterday, so I mounted it on the M11 .25, and put the 3-12X Leapers
back on the M98. I'll have to get out to the range to sight them both back in this afternoon, I guess. If I
can remember, I'll take the camera and snap a pictures. It's the rimfire/silhouette range where I shoot my
air guns.

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 12:33 pm 
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I broke my Webley tempest a few weeks in. I need to buy a punch before I can take it apart to try and fix it.

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